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Who’s spoiling Goa’s Party?

  Delayed flights, less crowd and empty streets are all proving to be dampener to the party spirit of Goa this season. Despite being rated as one of the top ten destinations for Christmas and New Year celebrations, Goa seems to be missing its old charm. Speaking from my own experience, in the previous years, maddening … Continue reading

25 PARGANAS – THE BENGALI AFFAIR

There are two kinds of Indians, one that love mustard and the other that cannot stand it. If you belong to the first kind, 25 Parganas is a must visit for you. Owing to Sahara Star Hotel’s owners’ bong connection, the Mumbai hotel recently launched an authentic fine dining Bengali cuisine restaurant named 25 Parganas … Continue reading

Bond orders a ‘Belvedere Martini’ in SPECTRE

  It is a known fact that the uber-cool spy Mr. Bond was an alcoholic. He probably drank more alcohol than any average tippler in the world. From champagne to cocktails, wines to vodka, if James bond is drinking it, the world knows about it. Of course, he has never shied away from endorsing these … Continue reading

#LaMaisonCointreau makes its India debut -Finals Tomorrow

  The orange liqueur brand Cointreau which is also known for it’s Cointreau-versial nights, international mixology competition and specially curated events for the ladies, recently introduced its #LaMaisonCointreau concept in the Asian market. In India, the Cointreau team has moved further ahead and introduced the first ever bar tending competition for the lady mixologists. The … Continue reading

John Distilleries to launch Paul John whisky in US

  John Distilleries, the Indian spirits producer, is gearing up to enter the US market in 2015 with its Paul John single malt whisky brand. The Bangalore-based firm first launched the “premium Indian whisky” brand in the UK in 2012 and is available in six other European markets, including Denmark, Sweden and Germany. A John Distilleries spokesperson … Continue reading

Small Indian wineries face bankruptcy, says winemaker body

  Dozens of Indian wineries weighed down by debt plan to ask for £20m of government money to help them survive. While wine consumption in India is growing at 30% per year, the state of around 40 small wineries largely based in Maharashtra remains a concern for the industry.The All India Wine Producers Association (AIWPA) … Continue reading

Liquor Facts : Maharashtra

State Excise figures for 2013-2014 Consumption in figures In 2013-14, IMFL consumption rose by 7.84% to end at 1,615.06 lakh bulk litres (BL) in 2013-14 vs 1,497.62 lakh BL in 2012-13. The sales of beer have however headed south at just 2,986.09 lakh BL in 2013-14 down from 3,169.34 lakh BL in the previous fiscal … Continue reading

Belvedere launches a special edition bottle (PRODUCT) RED

The super premium vodka brand Belvedere recently launched a special edition bottle called (PRODUCT) RED. Continuing with the vodka brand’s association with organisation (RED)TM that fights for causes like AIDS,Tuberculosis and Malaria globally. BELVEDERE(PRODUCT)RED is a special edition bottle that will raise proceeds for the Global Fund, the world’s leading financier of programs to fight HIV/AIDS. In … Continue reading

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